Geriatric Medicine | Jaslok Hospital
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About the Department
The Department of Geriatric Medicine is the first of its kind at Jaslok Hospital.
Geriatric Medicine (Geriatrics) is that branch of medicine concerned with the clinical, preventive, remedial and social aspects of illness in older people
Care for the older person needs a special approach and attention that will help improve your functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health. It is always holistic in approach taking inputs from multiple disciplines. The focus is always on the preservation of function and improving the quality of life. The aim is to keep the elderly healthy at home
Who provides Geriatric Care?
A GERIATRICIAN is a doctor who is specially trained to evaluate and manage the unique healthcare needs and treatment preferences of older people.
Geriatrics- always a team approach
Geriatrics is known for its team approach in caring for older people and supporting their families and other caregivers.
The Geriatrician will work with the other members of the team:
Physical therapist
Nutritionist
Nurse
Occupational therapist
Social worker
Speech and hearing specialist
Psychiatrist or Psychological counsellor

The caregiver of the older person and the older person themselves are the most important members of the team. The focus is always on the preservation of function and improving the quality of life.
The team members take into consideration the older person’s medical, social, emotional, and other needs and formulate a care plan for that person. The person’s preferences and values are always taken into consideration in making the care plan.
The team will focus on health concerns common in older people such as incontinence, falls, memory problems, and managing multiple chronic conditions and medications.
Your Geriatrician is not a substitute for your Specialist, but will help coordinate your care looking after the special conditions seen with advancing age that can often be prevented

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